I’m going to #BML17 at the end of September and I need clothes. For those of you who are not bloggers, BML17 = Britmums Live 2017, which is a blogging conference in London, followed by a swanky awards ceremony afterwards. Normally I have faith that I can choose some suitable attire and look alright, but this time, I’m actually up for an award!
For those of you who don’t know, I’m a finalist in the beauty & fashion category. I’m almost certainly not going to win, but the party is on a cruise on the Thames, so I’m pretty sure I’ll be the happiest loser in all of London.
Anyway, I’m getting up at 4:00(AM!) on the day and travelling down by train. If I can find a universal dress that will last all day and all night, then great! If not, I’ll probably nip to the hotel about 5 and quickly get more glammed up.
I vaguely have an idea in mind of what I want to look like, but it’s hard to choose. Also, I’m a bit fat. We don’t need to pretend I’m not, it’s okay, I know I am, and as a result, this limits my choice. I have quite a prominent mum-tum so if it clings, it’s out.
Today I went into Yours Clothing in my local shopping centre. Although the stuff was nice, there was only one dress that called to me, but when I tried it on, it just wasn’t right. I’m pretty tall so not all clothes manage to fit my waist right. This dress that I loved on the hanger managed to somehow squash my boobs down (noooooooo!) and make my thinnest bit look fat by adding loads of voluminous fabric. So sadly that’s a ‘no’, look, it would have been nice!
Help me decide what to wear for BML17
This evening I headed over to the old faithful Simply Be, but again, nothing much spoke to me. If I’m going to spend a chunk of money on a dress, I need to love it.
I was a big fan of this velvet dress (and the woman, I keep getting Facebook ads with her in them and I just think she’s beautiful). It’s £35 down from £49.99 but that’s still a fair bit when I’m essentially blind buying (as all internet clothes shopping is).
My second Simply Be choice was this one with the flowers, but I think as I’m typing this, I’ve already gone off it!
Then I headed over to Joanie, because they go right up to a 22 and always seem to have an amazing sale on. I managed to accidentally spend £70 (but that’s for several items, which I’m sure will feature in another blog post soon). Out of those dresses, I’ve narrowed it down to this red one:
The only danger with this green one is that it’s a wrap-front dress, something I have never quite masters. It would be terribly embarrassing if my boobs just fell out and landed in my lunch, so this still may not be in the running!
Which do you like best? Feel free to comment!